The Girl in the Mirror
Meg Kearney is a deft magician —sensitively weaving scenes and histories, lively conversation and internal reckoning, into a warm world of relationships. Her poems in The Girl in the Mirror feel comfortably vernacular, while embodying a surprising number of poetic forms. It's amazing what Kearney does with presences and absences—people who aren't quite there anymore remain potently everywhere—as Lizzie's life unfolds. This book is a generous gift.
— Naomi Shihab Nye, author of Habibi and There Is No Long Distance Now: Stories (forthcoming)
Home By Now is:
Winner of the 2009 LL Winship/PEN New England Award
A finalist for the Paterson Poetry Prize
A finalist for Foreword Magazine's Book of the Year
"A brilliant, hard-won
second book that will remind you why we go to poetry in the
first place; not to be soothed, but to learn. These are smart,
tough, sure lyrics. I love the sound of this book, the music
she so slyly installed in these poems. I read and marvel."
— Cornelius Eady
Now In Their Second Printings
An Unkindness of Ravens
—Meg Kearney's poems weave voices of estrangement and redemption: mothers, daughters, lovers of gin and dead things.
The Secret of Me
— A vivid, heartfelt tale of a teenager's poetic quest to discover her place within her adoptive family and within the wider world.